John Lucas (also known as Locus) made out his will on 10 July 1926, about six months before he died.
His bequests included:
- to son Kenney Lucas, a life interest in “that part of the home place, on the North side of the cart road, on which the house I live in now stands,” and after his death to children Sidney Lucas, Susia Sims, and Eddie Lucas in equal shares.
- to children Sidney Lucas and Susia Sims, in equal shares, the portion of the home place on the south side of the cart road, adjoining Dew’s place.
- to son Eddie Lucas, 20 acres known as “the old Phine place,” adjoining the lands of Allison Howard, Gib Howard, Dick Cozart, and ten acres Eddie Lucas purchased from his father earlier.
- to daughter Nannie Deans, ten acres from the old Phine place.
- to daughter Dora Battle, ten acres of the Phine tract.
- to son Frank Lucas, five dollars.
- to Roxia Blackwell [daughter of Susan Lucas Simms Ellis],his organ.
- to an unnamed granddaughter, described as “the daughter of Sidney Lucas, the one next to the oldest girl,” his bureau.
- to granddaughter “Mink,” daughter of Eddie Lucas, his “clothing safe.”
- to daughter Susia Simms, his sewing machine.
- to son Kenney Lucas, his iron safe.
- and other property to be divided equally among children Kenney Lucas, Sidney Lucas, Eddie Lucas, Dora Battle, Nannie Deans, and Susia Simms.
- children Kenney Lucas and Dora Battle were named co-executors, and Glenn McBrayer legal adviser.
Glenn McBrayer, Lillian McBrayer, and George W. Barnes were witnesses.
Will of John Lucas (1926), North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998, http://www.ancestry.com.